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Module producers, project developers at loggerheads over solar policy

Both are cogs in the wheel to help India install 500 gigawatts (Gw) of non-fossil fuelled power by 2030

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India’s new solar production policy entails a 40 per cent tax on module imports and 25 per cent on cells from April this year

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Shubhra Mohanka and Ritu Lal represent two sides of India’s solar coin. The first is a producer, aggressively expanding solar module capacity fourfold; the other, a developer, with an eye on the fast growing commercial & industrial market (C&I), crucial to meeting India’s solar power target.  

Both are cogs in the wheel to help India install 500 gigawatts (Gw) of non-fossil fuelled power by 2030. And oiling the apparatus is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, with taxes and incentives, on the path to net zero by 2070.

But the wheel seems to be slowing, especially after New Delhi’s priorities shifted

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First Published: Sep 13 2022 | 6:09 PM IST

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